Options open for Lodge

Beacon Lodge has a choice of engagements this month as trainer Clive Cox looks for some cut in the ground for his consistent performer.

Options open for Lodge

Beacon Lodge has a choice of engagements this month as trainer Clive Cox looks for some cut in the ground for his consistent performer.

The totepool Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury on Thursday and the CGA Hungerford Stakes at Newbury two days later are the races Cox is looking at.

The six-year-old delighted his trainer when third to Strong Suit in the Group Two Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

“He ran a super race in the Lennox. I’m pleased he’s come back in good form,” said the Lambourn handler.

“The key to his performance is a little bit of ease in the ground so he’s well entered. He’s in the Hungerford. We’ve also given him an entry in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury with the conditions a bit unsettled as they are at the moment.”

Another possible for the Hungerford is The Cheka, who would be seeking handsome compensation after finishing fourth when a shade of odds-on for the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh last month.

“He’s in great form. He’s in the Hungerford, but I haven’t made my mind up yet,” said trainer Eve Johnson Houghton.

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